A brief but intense hailstorm hit the neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon. Reports came in from all over the neighborhood about trees down, driving rain and large chunks of hail. The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning through 4:45 p.m. Tuesday about this particular storm. A severe weather watch remains in place through 8 p.m.
The storm felled this tree on Prince Street:
Tree down 71 prince st. Jamaica plain @02130News pic.twitter.com/y3myERkaIF— Judith (@jgo13) August 4, 2015
The weather cliche about "golf ball-sized hail" came true:
Hyde Square Hail @02130News @universalhub @JP_02130 pic.twitter.com/vKPt2JUYIW— Shamus Moynihan (@ShamusJP) August 4, 2015
And another view of hail, showing its relative size:
Holy hail storm out of nowhere here in #Boston #hail #crazyweather @02130News pic.twitter.com/y727MNGHKU— Shannon (@shannonlduncan) August 4, 2015
Some residents managed to get video of the hail as it struck, like Julia Becker Collins:
Happening NOW in #JamaicaPlain - HUGE hail, rain, lighting, thunder.